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Poster: gzd Date: Mar 26, 2010 4:40am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Any Of These PD?

I wouldn't be so sure the Image DVD is a proof of copyright status for Kid Monk Baroni, as the film also appears on several DVD compilations of PD movies put out by Platinum Disk and St Clair Vision.

Besides, there's no sign of any copyright renewal for Kid Monk Baroni in the USCO's database, where renewals made for films published after 1950 can be found.
So it should be PD per Cornell University's summary (work first published in the US between 1923 and 1963 with no copyright renewal).
It doesn't even seem to have been registered for copyright in the first place, as it doesn't show up in the US Copyright Office's Catalog of Copyright Entries cumulative series covering the 1950-1959 period. It probably just fell between the cracks.

It looks very much PD to me, but a confirmation from Video-Cellar's confirmation can't hurt.

This post was modified by gzd on 2010-03-26 11:40:04

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Mar 26, 2010 5:44am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Any Of These PD?

I found the same information about Kid Monk Baroni and am waiting for Video-Cellar's input as well. The Cranes are Flying was made in the Soviet Union, and from my understanding Soviet films were never copyrighted.

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Poster: skybandit Date: Mar 26, 2010 1:47pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Any Of These PD?

Russian films weren't copyrighted when made, but they sure are now! Corman got hold of Planeta Bur between times.